Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger with These Tips and Tricks

01 December 2022

Space tends to be rapidly occupied when it comes to bathrooms. Your remaining space may feel a little constrained once you include your sink and vanity, storage, and a shower or bath. So, how can you make the most of your space so that it appears bigger than it is? Not to worry, we’ll cover a few easy hacks in this post that will make your bathroom appear twice as big!

Make the Most of the Lighting

Natural lighting, in particular, will enlarge any area, making it appear lighter and brighter and enhancing the atmosphere in your bathroom. Although windows and skylights make it simple to achieve natural lighting, you should always include a functional lighting plan within your bathroom for the days when natural light isn’t an option. Wall sconces, backlit mirrors, and ceiling lights combine to add brightness without taking up too much room. Opt for a bright room with little shadowing to fully open up your area.

Be Cautions with the Colour Scheme

Use pastels, neutrals, and cooler tones instead of darker hues to create a colour scheme that will make your bathroom feel large and roomy. Another suggestion is to paint the ceiling and walls the same colour, such as white, to create a neat and cohesive aesthetic appearance. Contrary to popular assumption, neutral colours don’t have to be boring in your bathroom. Consider using fabric, stone, and tile accents, and add splashes of colour with accessories like towels.

Add a Bit of Character to Your Bathroom with Tiles

Want to give your bathroom a little extra personality? Keep your neutral colour scheme, but consider floor-to-ceiling tiles rather than painting. To create a seamless transition that is pleasing to the eye and gives the illusion of a larger space, if your bathroom is only partially tiled, match the paint colour on the walls to the colour of the tiles.

Be Clever with the Materials 

With some strategic positioning and creative patterning, you can easily make your irregularly shaped bathroom look more seamless and fluid. Use shelving or other decorations to highlight the room’s greatest horizontal surfaces in small bathrooms. Additionally, horizontal floor and wall tiles can fool the eye into thinking a space is more open and wider by making the walls look pushed apart.

Elevate It with Appropriate Fixtures & Features

There is one simple guideline you must abide by when it comes to making the most of the space in your bathroom: less is more. Choose fittings based on your needs. Combine the tub and shower, so they aren’t separate. Alternatively, if you are aware that you don’t have the time or enjoy taking a bath, avoid it entirely. Large mirrors also give off a sense of elegance, and when placed to reflect a window, they can give the impression that your area is twice as big.

Don’t Forget About the Storage 

Clutter, as we all know, will instantly make any area appear small. Thanks to the abundance of space-saving choices available today, you can find bathroom storage that is not only practical but also aesthetically beautiful and easily tucked away to conserve space and give the room a sense of depth.

At New Life Bathrooms, our team of professionals can collaborate with you to enhance your small bathroom while providing useful storage and a stunning, high-quality finish that will make your friends and family green with envy. Contact us today for more questions if you’re looking for a contemporary bathroom design at an affordable price.